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Granville Island Boat Rentals and Fishing Charters

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Address: 1696 Duranleau St | Granville Island, Vancouver, British Columbia V6H 3S4, Canada
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+1 604-682-6287
10:00 - 20:00
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Granville Island Boat Rentals, located in the heart of downtown Vancouver,...

Granville Island Boat Rentals, located in the heart of downtown Vancouver, has the safest and most modern boat rental fleet in Vancouver. We have been servicing all of Vancouver’s speed boat rental needs since 1982.If it’s zipping around the harbour you’re after, or a peaceful, leisurely cruise, we have the boats for you and your friends. There is no better way to experience the magnificent waters of Vancouver.Adventure awaits .. look up and catch sight of a bald eagle or gaze down at a harbour seal. Boating in and around Vancouver is truly an unforgettable experience, nothing brings a family or friends together like a day on the water. Put us down on your itinerary for fun. Reserve your spot today!Granville Island Boat Rentals has partnered with the most experienced deep sea fishing guides in Vancouver. They know all the secret fishing grounds and some of the best fishing often takes place within minutes of leaving our dock. Granville Island is uniquely located in the center of most of Vancouver’s prime fishing spots.Our fishing guides have some of the fastest and newest fishing boats in Vancouver. Each boat is fully equipped with all the fishing equipment you will need to catch the big one. The chinook salmon has always been BC sport fishing’s crown jewel. This trophy fish can tip the scales at more than 32kg/70lb.

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A fabulous way to experience downtown Vancouver, BC!

In June 2016, I traveled to Vancouver BC for a work conference. I arrived a few days early to experience the city. One morning, I look the Granville Island Ferry from downtown... read more

Reviewed 14 October 2016
Halifax, Canada
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Halifax, Canada
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Reviewed 14 October 2016

In June 2016, I traveled to Vancouver BC for a work conference. I arrived a few days early to experience the city. One morning, I look the Granville Island Ferry from downtown Vancouver over to the Granville Island Market (it's a five minute journey and costs $3.50). The market is wonderful. When you get off the ferry, to your immediate... More 

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Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

We had a fantastic time hiring one of these boats for a few hours. Staff were friendly and knowledgeable and boats easy to use. We hired for 3 hours and got a great cruise in for that amount of time. Quite affordable too. Would definitely recommend.

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Houston, Texas
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Reviewed 30 September 2016

Nice boat, friendly staff, no surprises in renting the boat. Wonderful experience out on the water! You should do this!

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

We had such an amazing time! This was the first time we had driven a boat and were a bit nervous but Staff were very friendly and helpful. We went to the waterfall which was stunning and had amazing scenery!

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Providence, Rhode Island
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Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

We were walking around Granville Island and stopped in on a whim. Rented an 18 ft. Boat for the five of us for 3 hours. Great orientation for someone with little boat driving experience. The highlight was seal island. We spent 45 minutes just relaxing with the seals.

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 27 August 2016

Pre booked a speed boat for three of us 51,54 and 15. Arrived at 9 am for a very well informed uncomplicated safety briefing with Mitch. Being early meant we almost had the river to ourselves ( minus the tankers) Had the boat for a 4 hour booking for a fun trip along the river to Indian Arm Fjord. A... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 24 August 2016

We were looking for a way to get out on the water without being tied to a specific itinerary. Tried to book less than a day in advance but the good weather had them completely reserved. We got lucky on our last day in Vancouver and what a wonderful way to cap off our visit. Granville Island itself is easy... More 

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Vancouver Island, Canada
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Reviewed 7 August 2016

Great way to unwind and do a pizza run to Bowen Island!!! Had a terrific time and obtained another view of Vancouver and the adjacent water life. Sunset over Stanley park on a Friday evening while under the Lions gate bridge was just another highlight. All made possible by the friendly and helpful staff with easy to use equipment. Thanks... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed 7 August 2016

We rented a boat for 4 hours and we had an amazing trip to Snug Cove, Bowen Island. We saw so much of Vancouver and all of its beautiful coastline. The Irish lads (Lorcan and Aidan) were extremely helpful and we were well informed before setting off. Truly a fantastic way to spend an evening in Vancouver.

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British Columbia, Canada
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Reviewed 4 August 2016

We had a fantastic and exhilarating time out in waters around Stanley Park, Lions Gate Bridge and Coal Harbour. Everything about the boat rental and safety rules was explained to us professionally and clearly. This is a 'must do' if visiting Vancouver. We took our son and 2 grandkids and they loved it! We will return again to Granville Island... More 

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One of the favoured neighbourhoods for a day out, Granville Island's packed theatres and art studios, hobby shops and book stores, restaurants and bars, all offer a plethora of activities and entertainment options, leaving no one bored. The highlight of the area is the Fisherman's Wharf, where the seagulls overhead and the smell of the sea invigorate its many visitors, some of who are there to shop the fresh wares at the public market, and others of whom have arrived to take in the eclectic atmosphere. A popular seafood destination, and Vancouver's leading spot for improv and amateur theatre, Granville Island is an indulgent, welcoming entertainment centre in any season or time of day.
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